The big news is the local arrival of the crew cab version of the new medium-duty truck.
Known as the 500 Series FG 1628, the crew cab benefits from the makeover the Wide Cab range underwent and welcomes additions such as tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, pendulum style pedals, cruise control, and a new instrument panel.
There’s also stability control (as displayed below) and Hino say that’s a first for a crew cab model in this class.
While the models J08E engine also welcomes an upgrade that delivers extra torque and lower emissions.
Another change is the introduction of a 2500 Series Allison automatic transmission as an option on the 500 Series GT 1322 4×4 variant.
Hino Product Strategy Manager Daniel Petrovski says that’s an important addition to the range.
“This transmission is one that has proven popular with our GT 1322 4×4 crew cab customers and we are pleased to now provide this option in two new single cab variants.
“The Allison automatic transmission provides customers with an easier driving experience in off-road situations such as fire-fighting, mining and those requiring elevated work platforms.
“The launch of the exciting new 500 Series Wide Single Cab models in February provided our customers with over 50 different variants – the new 500 Series FG 1628 crew cab model and the automatic transmission option in the 500 Series GT 1322 4×4 provide our customers with even more choice and flexibility for their operations.”
The new models are now available to order from Hino dealerships nationwide.
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